Ubuntu Accomplishments – Seesmic Desktop Install

The machine on which I do most of my work is not terribly robust. My work environment would make a good premise for a Disney movie..you know..old clunker equipment doesn t look like it should be able to pull through manages to win the race. Anyway, Seesmic Desktop in all it s glory was dragging this machine down. Everything would work fine but I needed one more reboot than normal throughout the day. On days like today, when the work was too intense, I just couldn t run Seesmic Desktop (maybe not a bad thing). Now that I ve successfully installed Seesmic Desktop on Ubuntu, it can run all the time and I can occasionally glance over at the streams to see what s happening. Installing Seesmic Desktop on Ubuntu was incredibly easy. First <a href=”http://sizlopedia.com/2008/04/06/how-to-install-adobe-air-on-ubuntu”&gt;install Adobe Air</a> then install Seesmic Desktop:

  1. Open the Terminal
  2. Use wget to download http://airdownload.adobe.com/air/lin/download/1.5/AdobeAIRInstaller.bin
  3. Set the file to be executable: chmod +x AdobeAIRInstaller.bin
  4. Run it: sudo ./AdobeAIRInstaller.bin
  5. Accept any AIR updates
  6. Use wget to download Seesmic Desktop from http://d.seesmic.com/seesmic/SeesmicDesktop-0.2.1.air
  7. On the Ubuntu desktop, not terminal, look under Applications-&gt;Accessories or Applications-&gt;Other for Adobe AIR Application Installer and run it
  8. Select SeesmicDesktop-0.2.1.air and the normal Seesmic Desktop installer will run

That s it! Frankly, I think Seesmic Desktop is performing much better on Ubuntu than Windows. My only complaint would be that it failed to put a shortcut in the Applications menu.



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